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Sarnia-Lambton LIP Settlement Strategy

In 2010, various stakeholders (e.g. immigrants, newcomers, employers and services providers) were consulted through surveys, focus groups, interviews, and community meetings in order to complete the following objectives:

  • Record what services and supports already exist in Sarnia-Lambton for immigrants and newcomers
  • Identify gaps in service and barriers that prevent immigrants and newcomers from participating fully in the community
  • Identify barriers and challenges that prevent service providers from supporting immigrants in a more comprehensive way
  • Identify barriers and challenges that prevent employers from hiring and retaining immigrant and newcomer employees
  • Provide solutions to overcome these barriers

The findings from these consultations provided the foundation for the LIP Settlement Strategy, a community-wide plan to help immigrants and newcomers participate, both socially and economically, in Sarnia-Lambton. The Settlement Strategy includes 14 strategies organized under 5 priority areas of focus called Pillars.

NOTE: After many successful years in implementation, LIP staff and Council are conducting research in teh community to gather recent data in order to revise the Settlement Strategy. This will ensure that local supports are relevant ot the current needs of immigrants, newcomers and refugees in Lambton. This research will be conducted over the next year and the revised Settlement Strategy will be available to the public in spring of 2019. 



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